Lucy Calkins is the Founding Director of the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project at Columbia University’s Teachers College.For more than twenty-five years, the Project has been both a think tank–developing state of the art teaching methods–and a provider of professional development. In these capacities, the Project has supported hundreds of thousands of educators.
As the leader of this world renowned organization, Lucy works closely with policy-makers, superintendents, district leaders and school principals to instigate and sustain school-wide and system-wide educational reforms. But above all, Lucy works closely with teachers and with their classrooms full of wise and wonderful children.
She is the author of the popular firsthand classroom materials Units of Study for Primary Writing and Units of Study for Teaching Writing, Grades 3–5, as well as The Art of Teaching Writing and One to One. She is also the author of The Art of Teaching Reading.
Lucy is also the Richard Robinson Professor of Children’s Literature at Teachers College, where she leads the Literacy Specialist program.